Re: Who is the artist ?

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Posted by Guy Pepermans ( on August 30, 2022 at 22:03:56:

In Reply to: Who is the artist ? posted by Salome M. on August 29, 2022 at 15:44:00:

I read the signature as 中梅画 ('Nakaume ga' or 'Chűbai ga'). The publisher is Honya Seishishi from Osaka. The print depicts Nakamura Utaemon III in the role of Yanone Gor˘ (矢の根五郎). The print title reads 拾二化の内五月 ('Jitsu ni-ka no uchi gogatsu' - 'The month of May in the 12 year zodiacal cicle'?)
It seems that this Osaka artist is unrecorded; could it be a pupil of Umekuni?

A print by Ashitomo (芦友 あし友, active 1814-16) published by Shioya Ch˘bei depicts probably the same performance and is on view in the Risumeikan without further description:


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